Kajabi Blog

Find out how the “boy with the broken brain” unlocked the formula for limitless learning

Brain coach Jim Kwik unpacks why learning faster is the ultimate competitive advantage, and his proven framework for how to do it.


Before he was looked to by astronauts, Olympic athletes, CEOs, and celebrities like Will Smith to teach them how to maximize their potential, Jim Kwik was just a kid who struggled with learning.

As a child, he sustained a severe brain injury that made it exceedingly difficult for him to concentrate or remember anything. One of his teachers even called him “the boy with the broken brain.”

Today, he’s the CEO of Kwik Learning and has been called the world’s #1 brain coach. He was also one of the first-ever authors to utilize Kajabi’s platform to share his message with the world. 

As a part of his mission to create a smarter and more caring world, Jim joyfully debunks common misconceptions like “intelligence is fixed” and “genius is born.” Instead, he teaches that intelligence is limitless, and genius is built. It’s all a matter of upgrading your learning skills. 

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Record sign-ups, meaningful conversations, and die-hard customers who keep coming back

Pivoting to virtual meetups: how we pulled it off (and how you can too)


If you’ve ever considered hosting virtual group events in your business, it’s safe to say that now is the time to start. People are hungry for connection, learning, and growth.

And let’s face it: there’s never been a more forgiving climate to experiment with new ways of interacting with your audience.

At the start of 2020, after the success of our first Kajabi meetup in Irvine, CA, our brand experience team planned to take Kajabi meetups nationwide to five major cities across the United States. Venues were set. Flights and hotel rooms were booked. And luckily, our Denver meetup went off without a hitch.

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You might want to stop calling yourself a “course creator”

James Wedmore explains how the label you take on affects the results you get


If you’re in the online business space, you’ve probably heard of James Wedmore, whose rags-to-riches story has inspired hundreds of thousands in online business. In 2011, he built a course on YouTube videos and earned $400,000 in sales within 30 days of launching.

The story you might not have heard was what happened three years after his wildly successful first course. It was January 2014. James had just had one of his highest revenue-generating months without a launch: $70,000.

Then he got a sobering call from his CPA.

“Your expenses were more than that,” she said.

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Lessons in entrepreneurship from a beauty industry mogul, business mentors, and marketing experts

Top 7 takeaways from Self-Made Summit

What does it take to start and grow a profitable business? Thousands of business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs gathered virtually on June 16, 2020 at Self-Made Summit to find out. 

Our stellar lineup of experts let us into their world, revealing their keys to success and most memorable moments. Here’s a quick roundup of the top lessons in entrepreneurship from Kajabi’s first-ever virtual summit.

1. Listen to your gut, especially when facing rejection

Rejection hurts. Being underestimated hurts. When you’re at your lowest moments, listen to what your gut is telling you and trust it. Jamie Kern Lima spent a decade building IT Cosmetics from the ground up. In the early years, her business was barely surviving on 2-3 orders a day. Pitches to QVC, Sephora, and other retailers were getting turned down, one after the other. With every rejection, Jamie wondered if she’d be able to stay in business.

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Why “making it up as you go” doesn’t work

Kajabi Hero and serial entrepreneur, Brittany Darrington, shares her business battle scars and hard-fought lessons 

After founding four businesses over the last 12 years, Brittany Darrington has had her share of failures. 

Her first business, a sorority clothing line, struggled for five months without a single sale (which she jokingly refers to as her “red beans and rice diet” phase). But after going back to the drawing board and developing an influencer-based marketing plan, her next business had an explosive start. Oil Digger Tees, a fashion line with a southern sense of humor, generated $25,000 the first week she launched. 

Now Brittany is a business and marketing strategist helping women build hyper profitable, automated businesses online using Kajabi. Her entrepreneurial community, the Corporate Misfit Club, has guided over 3,000 women through building an online business. 

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